SOURCE: Twenty First Century Communications

Twenty First Century Communications

September 10, 2009 12:28 ET

Twenty First Century Communications, Strategic BCP Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver Unprecedented Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Package

Companies Integrate Proprietary Technologies to Help Organizations Recover Quicker From Downtime, Form Industry's Only Business Continuity Planning, Incident Management, and Emergency Notification Combined Solution

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC), provider of emergency notification solutions, and Strategic BCP, a business continuity planning company and creator of ResilienceONE® software, today announced a strategic alliance to help businesses and organizations worldwide recover quicker after any crisis-related downtime.

Downtime can cost organizations millions of dollars per hour, imperil human life, and result in crippling loss of customers. Strategic BCP's proprietary Business Continuity Planning (BCP) software, ResilienceONE™, facilitates fast decision-making to reduce downtime by making real-time response and recovery information available. TFCC's CRISCOM notification solution will integrate within ResilienceONE® to provide an enhanced inbound and outbound flow of critical information to ResilienceONE® to users. This unprecedented combination of technology will accelerate the real-time status distribution of facilities, information technology, employees, and business operations, and help personnel make more informed, time-sensitive decisions that will ensure safety and mitigate business loss.

"Crises creating downtime, from power outages to natural disasters, threaten lives, and cost organizations millions of dollars. Quick and resolute decision-making is of the essence. Most BCP tools actually cripple the recovery process, relying on long paper-based plans to help them act," says Frank Perlmutter, founder and CEO of Strategic BCP. "Combining the risk analytics, streamlined planning methodology, and real-time incident management of ResilienceONE® with CRISCOM creates an enhanced method of protecting lives and resources, communicating with employees and customers, and restoring business operations faster than any solution available."

"For 20 years TFCC has been a leader in emergency notification, and our partnership with Strategic BCP will allow us to help even more enterprises recover from crises," says Bently Collier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TFCC. "Our state-of-the-art notification system brings stability to chaotic organizations responding to disasters by sending notifications detailing recovery progress via landlines, cell phones, PDAs, email, pagers, fax, and TTY/TDD services. We are excited to combine our technologies and offer an unmatched solution in business continuity."

ResilienceONE® and CRISCOM are available with unlimited user licenses to facilitate scalability. Pricing for the combined solution is customized for various-sized organizations, from small non-profit organizations to international conglomerates.

Strategic BCP was named a 2009 "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc. in its "Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance, 2009" (Roberta J. Witty, et al, March 19, 2009) report.

About Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC)

Twenty First Century Communications celebrates twenty years in the crisis communications industry. Founded in 1989, TFCC is the leading provider of offsite, hosted telecommunications solutions. TFCC developed the first automated high volume call handling system to allow organizations to answer and place thousands of calls in just minutes. The company's technologies are in place at hundreds of organizations across the United States, including the Federal Reserve Board, the General Service Administration (GSA), and the U.S. House of Representatives and over 80 electric utilities. TFCC is committed to innovative communications solutions, relentless reliability and superior customer service. For more information please visit www.tfcci.com.

About Strategic BCP

Strategic BCP, Inc. is a business continuity planning company empowering all-sized organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, to build cost-effective, action-based plans. The company's proprietary all-in-one planning and incident management software tool, ResilienceONE™, goes beyond traditional plan generation software with its intuitive business process-based methodology. ResilienceONE® is a web-native BCP Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application featuring proprietary risk algorithms and metrics that automate cumbersome tasks and provide comprehensive insight into an organization's risk profile. For more information, visit www.strategicbcp.com.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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